Lot 203 - 1970 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupé
|Odometer reading||40,699 km|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £50,000|
During the early 1960's, Ferrari needed a two litre production-based engine for the new Formula 2 and conceived the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. Faced with the daunting task of building 500 units per annum to meet homologation requirements, Ferrari turned to Fiat for assistance; the resulting agreement, for the latter, was to build the Ferrari Dino's four-cam, V6 engine that led to a spin-off model for Fiat. The Fiat Dino was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 alongside the Dino Berlinetta GT, later to become the Ferrari Dino 246. Powered by a shared four camshaft, two litre, V6 engine, both cars benefitted from a racing pedigree that went back to Ferrari's Dino 166P sports- racing unit and their 246 Grand Prix engine. The V6 engine's capacity was increased to 2,418cc in 1969 when a ZF five-speed gearbox and trailing-arm independent rear suspension were among many improvements adopted. The Dino model was built as either a Bertone designed coupé or a Spider from Pininfarina. A stylish conveyance for four, the Fiat Dino raced to 60mph in around seven seconds and could exceed 130mph whilst making all the right Ferrari-esque noises.
We are delighted to offer this Fiat Dino coupé that was manufactured supplied to Austria during 1970. In 1990, the Dino was sold to an Italian gentleman who then stored this example for 20 years. Subsequently, in 2014, the car was recommissioned and refinished in gunmetal grey with contrasting black leather interior. New brakes on all four corners and a stainless steel exhaust system were also fitted. The odometer reading of 40,699km equating to approximately 25,289 miles, is believed genuine, based upon its remarkable condition throughout, no doubt due to its long-term storage and low recorded kms.
This lefthand drive, European specification Dino is presented in excellent condition and sits upon Cromodora magnesium alloy wheels with excellent tyres. It also comes with a UK V5 registration document and small history file. The Ferrari powered Fiat Dino may certainly be classed as a supercar and today, these examples are extremely difficult to find in this condition and being offered with a very tempting estimate.
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